Alumni
Emily Whiting

Emily Whiting is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College and co-founder of the Visual Computing Lab. Her research is in the area of Computer Graphics, with a focus on topics in architectural geometry, computer-aided design, and 3D fabrication.

From 2011-2014, Emily was a Postdoctoral Fellow at ETH Zurich in the Interactive Geometry Lab with Olga Sorkine-Hornung, where she was supported by a Marie Curie/ETHZ Fellowship. Emily received her PhD (2012) from MIT, where she worked jointly in Computer Graphics and Building Technology studying structural optimization of 3D masonry buildings. Her advisors were Frédo Durand and John Ochsendorf. She obtained her MSc (2006) in Computational Design from the MIT Department of Architecture, and BASc (2004) in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. Her history also includes stints in R&D at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic, structural design with Halcrow Yolles engineering firm, and cultural heritage projects of Italian architecture with Sabry El-Hakim at the National Research Council of Canada.

2012 Doctoral Dissertation: Design of Structurally-Sound Masonry Buildings Using 3D Static Analysis

2006 SMArchS Thesis: Geometric, Topological & Semantic Analysis of Multi-Building Floor Plan Data